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February 28, 2019
Have you ever put a lot of pressure on yourself and no longer had fun? I have thoughts on this! from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST - I'm so excited to share with you that my virtual book tour starts March 6!

SECOND - I have a video about working on large projects and how to not put pressure on yourself. Particularly when sewing along on the Splendid Sampler. Then a tip on how I back my embroidery before stitching. Ready? Let's go!

Pat Sloan Seasons Book tour

Celebrate the Seasons:

It's my 37th book and I can't wait for you to get a copy. I created a full book of quilts, pillows, table runners and mats to decorate for each season. They are fun and can be ...

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February 6, 2019
The Splendid Sampler™ 2 – Sunbonnet Me to You from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Quilts are a craft of love … they provide warmth, comfort and memories … The most uplifting thing about quilting is when we make a quilt for someone else. It may be someone we know or a complete stranger, the grateful or the ungrateful, the ‘thanks for the beautiful quilt’ or ‘nice rug’ people. Regardless,...

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February 1, 2019
Splendid Sampler - Ta Da! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

This one has been in the works for over 3 years!
It sure feels good to have it done.



Here is my version of the original Splendid Sampler all bound and finished.





The blocks for this quilt along were all 6" finished and I think were released at a rate of about 2 per week.  I decided to only make the pieced blocks and skip any that were appliqued or too novelty looking.  I used only Kaffe Fassett scraps and tried hard to make each block glow through fabric selection and palcement.

I finished about 62 out of the 100 ...

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January 20, 2019
My Dutch Treat And my New book! from Pat Sloan's Blog

FIRST.. so excited to share with you my news book that is coming soon!!! 

Pat Sloan Celebrate the Seaasons

I can FINALLY tell you about my "Celebrate the Seasons" book!

It's my 37th book and I can't wait for you to get a copy. I created a full book of quilts, pillows, table runners and mats to decorate for each season. They are fun and can be tailored to fit you beautiful home. 

You can see the quilts and Pre-order HERE. 

My New book ships in March and then the fun begins!

B1494_pg6_Hello_Spring_WEB B1494_pg26_Summer_Nest_WEB

Some of my books Projects for Spring and Summer

B1494_pg38_County_Fair_WEB B1494_pg56_Nordic_Winter_Dreams_WEB

And Fall ...

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January 11, 2019
It's a Flimsy! from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Yippee!  I finally sewed my Splendid Sampler blocks into a quilt top!

I started making these blocks the first part of 2016 as part of a quilt-a-long.  There were a total of 100 block designs but many were applique - which I skipped.

I used my Kaffe Fassett scraps.


There are a number of blocks that I really loved.  And many, I will probably go back and remake someday.  However, I am just not one who loves to make small blocks. 

I wasn't sure if I was going to have enough of the blue background fabric for the entire quilt ...

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January 10, 2019
2019 ideas from Susan P Blog

I actually think this is the first time I write ‘2019’ anywhere, and it is already the 10th of January! Yes, it is here. It arrived quietly in our house where everyone went to bed around 10 ish. I was awake at midnight to send messages to my children spread all over the world, and to family in South Africa

The year started with us giving the lounge and computer room a good clean. We washed the carpets, washed windows, polished everything, the new curtains (which I bought early in 2018) went up. Rubbish into the rubbish bags. It looks ...

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January 3, 2019
Are you ready for another of my Splendid blocks? from Pat Sloan's Blog

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Today is another of my Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. And I have a bonus mini quilt layout of them and a photo of my blocks so far!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Pat Star light

This week there are 4 blocks for you to stitch up

I had this stripe (still available HERE) that seemed just perfect to add into my quilt. I'd used it for my bees on the Honey bee block. Now I wish I'd used it sooner, but..it's not in the mix!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 1 to 37 blocks pic 1

Here are all my blocks. I'm sewing ...

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December 30, 2018
Oh Scrap! : Goodbye 2018 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Here we are at the last Oh Scrap! link up for 2018.  I want to thank all of you who show up every week to either link up your scrappy projects or to explore all the scrappy inspiration that gets shared.

I love our little scrappy community!



I have been working on setting these scrappy Splendid Sampler blocks I finished back in 2017.



I have finalized the setting and have been busy with quilt math and sewing all the bits together.  I was worried I would not have enough of the blue for the entire background so I pulled a ...

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December 23, 2018
Oh Scrap! : Preparatons for 2019 from Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

The end of the year is coming up quickly. I have been working hard to clean up my sewing room and finish as many projects as possible in 2018.


I finished up the last block on my postage stamp quilt.




This block was in an area of the quilt where a lot of colors come together.  Once I got it up on the design wall in its place, it looks like it is going to fit in just fine!



In fact, look at what is all sewn up and waiting with its backing for me to quilt it up next ...

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December 6, 2018
Fa-La-La A giveway of the BEST kind! from Pat Sloan's Blog

Pat sloan splendid sampler for madge

Welcome Splendid Sampler Quilters!

My block today is to honor my amazing mother-in-law Madge.

I hit the jackpot on getting the best MIL there is! 

Madge and I share a love of quilting and gardening. Our two favorite things to talk about. She is also an amazing seamstress. Making most of her clothing since she was a teenager. Quite posh, I love that photo of her showing off a new outfit!

I actually learned to quilt before Madge did. When she started to take classes her beginner sampler had a 'Honey bee' block, and I really wished mine had one ...

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November 28, 2018
The Splendid Sampler – First Aid from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

My family has a few favorite and well-loved quilts that we use every day; they have seen many years of wear and tear. There is no greater pleasure than mending and patching these timeless treasures—first aid for quilts. ~Jane   My First Aid block is one of four blocks to make this week. Find all...

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November 18, 2018
Behind the Scenes on my Antique Memories block + a Bonus Layout! from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm so excited to tell you the story behind my Splendid Sampler 2 quilt block today.

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 1

First the block!

It is a traditional log cabin in the Court House Step Setting.

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 2  Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 Antique Memories pic 3

Because it's an easy block, I decided to try out 2 colorways for my 100 block quilt. 

I really love the taupe, it's soothing and I could see a whole quilt like this. I've never done one in all taupe. You can see them together at the end and tell me which you would use!

The Design boards help ...

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November 8, 2018
WINNER, WINNER from Moda Lissa

Thank you so much to everyone that stopped by on the Splendid Sampler Block hop. I just returned from Market and seeing the finished Splendid Sampler quilts, I am inspired to put some of my blocks together and work towards finishing my quilt. As of now it sits in the pile of UFO projects!! WINNERS …

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November 1, 2018
Splendid Sampler II from Moda Lissa

Welcome to the last stop on the Splendid Sampler 2 block hop.

I have a story about my quilt block, but first I wanted to tell you about a few behind the scenes details. (excuse my analogies, but it fits)

While I did not birth this Splendid Sampler baby, I was indeed there at conception. A few years ago, I sat with the uber-talented Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson as they talked through this little idea they had. I immediately asked how Moda Fabrics can be involved. We continued to talk through the process from beginning to end, organizing the ...

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October 10, 2018
The Splendid Sampler 2 – Pineapple Block from Want It, Need It, Quilt It!

Today, my Pineapple block is available for download at The Splendid Sampler website. I am looking forward to seeing photos of your pineapple blocks.  Let me show you how I made my little pineapple block using washable, fusible interfacing, sharp scissors, pointy objects, and a glue stick. Step 1 Trace the squares onto the stitch and wash...

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September 14, 2018
Splendid Sampler 2 - Betty’s Bloom from 3 Dog Design Co

As many of you may know I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in the Splendid Sampler 2 organized by Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson.


I was very excited when asked to participate. I love Foundation Paper Piecing and of course I had to use that technique for my block.



The block is named Betty’s Bloom in remembrance of Betty Blue, my first Jack Russell. I had her as a puppy and she was the start of 3 Dog Design.

Betty Blue

I love all aspects of creating from designing to sewing but nothing is better that ...

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August 16, 2018
Tips from Pat - The Splendid Sampler Around Four Corners from Pat Sloan's Blog

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I'm sewing along with all of you on our Splendid Sampler blocks, and will be post about it as I go! I have tab on my top navigation bar to a table of all my Splendid Sampler 1 and Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. If I write about them there is a link.  

Pat's Splendid Sampler Index 

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler 2 block 10

Today our block is from one of our Australian Design team, RachaelDaisy of Blue Mountain Daisy.  I've followed her for so long, love everything thing she does, and mostly wonder 'how did she DO that??'  Today you get a peek into ...

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July 24, 2018
Rose and Dot ~ Splendid Sampler II ~ Block #6 from A Few Loose Threads

Rose and Dot blockRose and Dot by Lori Kennedy.

Who struggles with applique? I personally do, I have hand issues…. and I’m trying to figure out the best way for me to get that edge turned under! I think this block turned out pretty well!

What’s your favorite way to do it? What works the best? I’ve been trying freezer paper and starch recently. That’s how I did this block.
I made a big mess too!

Starting the block Applique prep

Did you know about the fabulous resources available on the Splendid Sampler website? Click this link to go to the Applique tutorial page ...

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July 19, 2018
Tips from Pat - The Splendid Sampler Rose & Dot from Pat Sloan's Blog

I'm sewing along with all of you on our Splendid Sampler blocks, and will be post about it as I go! I have tab on my top navigation bar to a table of all my Splendid Sampler 1 and Splendid Sampler 2 blocks. If I write about them there is a link.  

Pat's Splendid Sampler Index 

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler Block 6 rose and dot

Today our block is from the amazing Lori Kennedy! Link to the block is after my tips.

She will also be on my podcast July 23, 2018 I am so excited to chat with her!

Pat Sloan Splendid Sampler Block 6 rose and dot pic 1

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July 16, 2018
Point Taken ~ Splendid Sampler II ~ Block #5 from A Few Loose Threads

Point Taken by Susan Ache

 Point Taken by Susan Ache.

A great block to practice “pressing for success”.

  • The spot where the seams meet will be bulky with all the layers of fabric.
  • To avoid this problem, press half of the seams toward the triangles and half away from the triangles.
  • This allows the seams to “nest” or go opposite directions from one another.
  • When the block is assembled, press the seams with triangles open.

Point Taken Pressing

For more information about how to participate in the Splendid Sampler II Sew Along, click >>here.

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